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What is Microneedling?

Microneeding is a regenerative treatment to stimulate the growth of natural collagen and elastin. It is a revolutionary, cost-effective approach to anti-aging that can significantly improve skin tone and texture with little or no downtime. Summit Aesthetics offers SkinPen Microneedling in North Scottsdale for patients wanting to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and more.

The SkinPen Microneedling procedure

SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device.

It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is an effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.

There are three phases to the wound repair process:

  • Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
  • Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
  • Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.

Best of all, SkinPen works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.

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What are the benefits of SkinPen microneedling?

  • This procedure dramatically increases the penetration and effectiveness of topical preparations.
  • It improves skin texture, reduces pores, and minimizes wrinkles.
  • It stimulates collagen production, blood circulation, and tissue regeneration.
  • Microneedling is cost-effective compared to other resurfacing treatments.
  • It can be performed on all skin types and colors.
  • Collagen induction therapy can be used on any area of the body, including fragile skin on the neck and around the eyes and mouth.
  • It improves the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

Am I a candidate for SkinPen Microneedling?

This minimally-invasive treatment is suitable for all skin types and colors. You may be a good candidate for collagen induction therapy if you want to improve:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks

This treatment may not be recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have used Accutane within the last three months, have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year, have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scars, have open wounds, cuts or abrasions, or have any current skin infection.

Why choose Summit Aesthetics for microneedling in North Scottsdale?

  • At Summit Aesthetics medspa, we provide superior service and results in facial aesthetic treatments.
  • All procedures in our practice are overseen by an accomplished facial surgeon.
  • We have more than six decades of combined experience in medical aesthetics.
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Is there any downtime after collagen induction therapy?

There is little or no downtime after collagen induction therapy. You may return to work within 12 to 24 hours. You may experience mild sensitivity, inflammation, and redness immediately after treatment, which should subside in a few hours.

Microneedling FAQ

How does microneedling work to reduce the appearance of scars?

The procedure prompts a healing response from the body, causing the skin to plump and thicken. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars.

What should I avoid after my microneedling treatment?

For best results with microneedling (collagen induction therapy), use a zinc-based sunblock to avoid sun exposure after treatment. Also avoid glycolic acid, retinol, and acidic or active ingredients in skincare products.

When will I see results with collagen induction therapy?

Initial results are visible within a week or two. You may notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant. The final results will take a few months to appear.

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